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1856 - Colton's China - Antique Map

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Item number: ASI120
Genuine Antique Hand Colored Map

1856

Maker: Colton.

 

Antique hand colored map by Colton, 1856, with insets of the Harbor & Island of Amoy, and Map of Canton and Adjacent Islands. Includes regions, towns, cities, roads, rivers, mountains, and bodies of water. The Colton firm refused to compromise quality, choosing to compete for sales in the finer quality international market rather than the inexpensive domestic one. Because of this, all maps were engraved by steel plates rather than by wax engraving which was the most common method used at this time. Condition very good, paper is toned overall, approx. 13 x 15.5 inches.

 

Item Number: ASI120